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Author Topic: The Consolations of the Forest: Alone in a Cabin on the Siberian Taiga  (Read 1504 times)

Offline AJM

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Not quite a "winter trekking" book but  a great read that I am sure some of you will enjoy.

From the Amazon blurb:

Sylvain Tesson exiles himself to a wooden cabin on Siberia’s Lake Baikal, a full day’s hike from any "neighbor," with his thoughts, his books, a couple of dogs, and many bottles of vodka for company. Writing from February to July, he shares his deep appreciation for the harsh but beautiful land, the resilient men and women who populate it, and the bizarre and tragic history that has given Siberia an almost mythological place in the imagination.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Consolations-Forest-Alone-Siberian/dp/0847841278

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Yep, that's the guy, I watched his film on the net, mostly in Russian, I think.
Russians called it "How to drink"  :P

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I haven't found a Russian video on him but here is a French documentary about it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-CxXrRieCM